August Beauty Haul

Monday, 5 Sep 2016

Happy Spring! Today I am sharing my August Beauty Haul with you…

August was a good month for beauty… A not so good month for my bank account… From Sephora, Bobbi Brown and OFRA to the usual suspects(Clicks, Dischem and The Body Shop) get comfy because it is gonna be a long one.

Let’s start with Sephora, since most people love it the most! I order from Sephora using Aramex Global but recently it has been more of a hassle than anything else with delayed packages and bad customer service being the norm. At least with the South African Post Office you know what you are going to get, and don’t pay an arm and a leg for bad service. Anyway, moving on to beauty!

Sephora Play Box South Africa

I am subscribed to the Sephora Play Box, so I get a monthly box of deluxe samples for $10. Above is the July box, and below is August. It works out to about R300 including Aramex Global shipping, which I really think is worth it. I like deluxe samples, since I hardly finish products anyway, being able to try a few new products/brands every month is really exciting!

So, my July box ended up in India, and I only received it 2 weeks later, luckily all my items were still there and in good order. But imagine how frustrating it was! I still don’t know how it happened, and obviously Aramex took forever to resolve it.

Sephora Play Box South Africa

I also ordered some skincare goodies from Peter Thomas Roth.

Peter Thomas Rath South Africa

and some Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains.

Sephora South Africa

Next up are some goodies I got from the Pro Beauty Expo.

Ofra Cosmetics South Africa

I have been after some OFRA products for a while, and I finally got my hands on some. The liquid lipsticks seem really nice, and the highlighters are so soft and buttery! Their website is launching soon, so I will definitely update this once I have more info.

August Beauty Haul

Every year that I attend the expo I pick up some Creative Glamour brushes. They are affordable and such great quality! They sell individual brushes as well as sets, and if you are looking for some brushes, check them out here.

August Beauty Haul

I have wanted to try the Skindinavia Finishing Spray for ages, and since summer is coming I had to buy this. I also bought a Mehron Velvet Finish Primer Serum and a Kohl Makeup Brush.

NYX Lingerie Strobe Genius Suuth Africa

The last things I bought from Pro Beauty were all from NYX. Some of the products were expo exclusives and won’t be available at Clicks. The most exciting products I bought were the Strobe of Genius Palette, Lingerie Liquid Lipstick and the Ombre Blush.

Nyx South Africa

While we are on the NYX topic, everytime I am at Clicks and if I find new NYX products I quickly grab them! So I have ended up with quite a NYX collection this month. The stock issues are slowly being resolved, and I have found quite a few new launches recently, as you can see.

NYX Contour Palette South Africa

My last NYX item from Clicks was the baked blush below. I also bought these cute Clicks Charity makeup sponges.

August Beauty Haul

I finally found the Softlips Cube at Dischem! You may have read my post on the Revlon Contour & Highlight Duo, well after receiving a Duo to review, I loved it so much I had to buy another shade. Lastly, I picked up one of the new Maybelline blushes.

August Beauty Haul

Next I bought a couple of products from Dischem. The Catrice Highlighting Eyeshadows are amazing. I also bought some random unnecessary things.

August Beauty Haul

I have wanted to try the Bioderma Hydrabio Moisturising Mask for ages, so I took the plunge and bought it, and while I was on my hydrated skin quest I bought the serum and moisturiser too.

Lux Body Wash Review

You may have read how much I loved the LUX Sheer Twilight Body Wash in my July Favourites, so I obviously had to buy some backups. I also bought two other variants to try out. And this Palmolive Strawberry Smoothie Shower Cream looked too good to pass over.

Catrice Bold Softness Limited Edition Review and Swatches Dischem South Africa

Lastly from Dischem I picked up a few items from the Catrice Bold Softness Limited Edition.

August Beauty Haul

I bought a couple products from Clinique, Estee Lauder and Bobbi Brown. The Dark Spot Defense and CC Cream are summer must-haves!

New The Body SHop Product launches South Africa

And lastly I bought some products from The Body Shop. My trusty Cleansing Butter and two other products that caught my interest.

Thanks for reading!

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9 thoughts on “August Beauty Haul

  1. R Fourie says:

    Wow – awesome haul with interesting products …. I want …… no I need …… 😉

    1. admin says:

      I agree Reonette, you do need! #enabler

  2. Lucinda Singh says:

    As usual your haul is aaaaamazing. .. didn’t even know some of these brands. The Makeup expo sounds awesome!! Good lookin products x

    1. admin says:

      Thanks Lucinda! Hehe yip it was really nice!

  3. Sophia says:

    WOW every haul is just awesome and this one is no different. Really interested in that Sephora Play Box. Please share what is the procedures. I do have a Aramex account.

    1. admin says:

      Hi Sophia, there is a waiting list, so you will need to put your name on the list on the Sephora website. And then you can use the address in your Aramex Profile :)

  4. Nina b says:

    Hi Azraa, you did an amazing haul! Lol..I also pick up random stuff from Dischem. Please tell us more about the make up expo..where ,when,next one etc. .seems like the place to be! Looking forward to the reviews of the products :)

    1. admin says:

      Hey Nina, it is called Pro Beauty, and it happens once a year. I think the next one is in CT in March.

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